Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
be, which is harder now that scott brown is not around. >> the first caucus in history in the history of civilized government to have a majority of women and minorities in the caucus. you can applaud that. >> clap, clap, that's my job. msnbc outlines what else to expect. >> one of the first orders of business for congressmen freshman is which iphone to use. >> they can have iphone? no wonder nothing gets done. they're all playing "angry birds." then there is hazing. they must spend five minutes each having a conversation with darrell issa. which is cruel. finally take the time as a freshman think book. who can forget boehner's crazy hat day and i'm with stupid shirt eric cantor wore when he appeared with fellow freshman todd akin. it's all very mr. smith goes to washington made real by the jimmy stewart impersonating michigan mcconnell. >> if you can't human rights from a punch in
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
election in massachusetts and then scott brown is back. >> jennifer: of course. >> but you know, what's interesting about that my sense of it and i have a lot of family in massachusetts, you know, i have a feeling that duval patrick, should he decide to run in that special election, would be a real heavy favorite for it and also would be a great united states senator. so that might work through. that's an interesting kind of -- again, musical chairs. >> jennifer: i was just going to say that duval of course, might be up for another position which is -- eric holder, right? which one would he -- you know, head in the direction of? >> you know, i tell you i think if duval patrick had a chance to be in the united states senate, he might take that over the a. g. slot. he's a very competent lawyer. a very experienced lawyer. worked for a lot of companies and corporations before he ran for governor. but you know, it is a tricky one. the other one, i throw this at you, a crazy -- not so crazy actually but colin powell got aced out. wouldn't that be an interesting choice to have colin powell as
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
professor at brown university from providence, row identify land and i would like to welcome hugo switzer and he teaches on gender studies. thank you both for joining us. tricia, i want to start with you. how do you think that--this is a question we've all been asking--how can somebody whose entire career and life was built around an ethical code, honor and integrity how can he breach the trust that he had built and put his entire career at risk? >> well, i mean, there's no question that those are ethical standards to which all humans strife, but rarely reach all the time. so of course this is a very visible flaming demise of his articulating these values. but i think we want to remember that humans are flawed and humans make mistakes, and when you couple that with the ways in which people get intoxicated with power, it's not unable to imagine that some would have these failings. i think we should be more--not make excuses but we should under that that's very likely to happen. >> jennifer: well, so i'm interested in the dynamic on this. hugo, you wrote a very it fascinating piece called "